Hello and welcome to my moth Blog. I now reside in a small village in East Cambridgeshire called Fordham. My Blog's aim is to promote and encourage others to participate in the wonderful hobby that is Moth-trapping.
Moth records are vital for building a picture of our ecosystem around us, as they really are the bottom of the food chain. They are an excellent early indicator of how healthy a habitat is. I openly encourage people to share their findings via social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
So why do we do it? well for some people it is to get an insight into the world of Moths, for others it is to build a list of species much like 'Twitching' in the Bird world. The reason I do it....you just never know what you might find when you open up that trap! I hope to show what different species inhabit Cambridgeshire and neighbouring counties.
On this Blog you will find up-to-date records and pictures.
I run a trap regularly in my garden and also enjoy doing field trips to various localities over several different counties.
Please also check out the links in the sidebar to the right for other people's Blogs and informative Websites.
Thanks for looking and happy Mothing!


NFY = New Species For The Year
NFG = New Species For The Garden
NEW! = New Species For My Records

Any Species highlighted in RED signifies a totally new species for my records.

If you have any questions or enquiries then please feel free to email me
Contact Email : bensale@rocketmail.com

My Latest Notables and Rarities

Saturday 5 November 2022

A second new for county migrant and a few moths from last night

I really could not believe that I struck gold twice in a row, with the Antigastra catalaunalis record on the 1st of November, it certainly started my birthday month with a bang!

Unfortunately the moth passed away in the fridge overnight, a shame as I was hoping for a better more natural pose, the moth will now be set out and added to my collection.

Last night it was another cold one, with clear skies and temperatures dipping away to 6 degrees, 6 moths was all I noted... Turnip Moth, Beaded Chestnut, season first Mottled Umber, Black Rustic and two Large Wainscot, slim pickings indeed!

Next week the night time temperatures really ramp up again as we will be experiencing unseasonably mild weather pishing up from the south once more.

Some photos below.
Moth garden list for 2022 stands at 663 species

Antigastra catalaunalis

Mottled Umber

Turnip Moth

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